Airbnb Wants New York City Hosts To Pay Taxes On Their Earnings, How Is That Even Fair?


touristsSo Airbnb is all like, Hey city of New York, you should totally charge our hosts the same bed tax you would charge hotels, and then use that money for nice homeless stuff! And people are like "frownyface with mad eyes phurble argle murp!" And also, "sniff, those costs are just going to get passed on to the consumer anyway, waah" and that is true! All Airbnb hosts will be like "fifteen percent, fuckers, #payup." How is that even faaaaaair?

Oh, right, it is fair, because most cities have "bed taxes" that they charge hotels, that go to make tourists pay for things we like and do not want to pay for ourselves. (Also, they have to pay for clogging up Hollywood Boulevard.) And if the hotels are paying (and charging for) bed taxes, it is not really fair that we can pretty much pay our rent just by letting people sleep on our couch, but it is not taxed because "the internet is magic."


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